It is a wonderful feeling to see students develop a genuine love for making music and a commitment to intelligent and rigorous practicing. In the beginning stages, an important part of my approach is to build fundamentals by applying them immediately to attractive and appropriate music from the legitimate repertoire. I have amassed an eclectic collection of appealing and satisfying music which I use to demonstrate the theoretical and technical foundations of piano playing in a comfortable and accessible format.
I’m pleased that my students are frequent and consistent winners of regional competitions, including NEPTA, MTNA, MMTA, and the prestigious Steinway Competition. Each year about a dozen win auditions to perform in Carnegie Hall. I maintain studios at Brookline Music School, Indian Hill Music Center in Littleton, and at my home in Brookline, and in addition to private lessons I run weekly master classes and mini-performances.
I received my Undergraduate Diploma at Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv, and after earning a Masters of Music, continued my doctoral studies with Leonard Shure at Boston University. Additional teachers include Maria Clodes and Gabriel Chodos. I won awards for excellence in performance, including Aaron Richmond and Harvard Music Association Distinction, and maintain membership in MMTA and NEPTA where I serve as Chair of Materials Committee.
Niva Fried now devotes all her energies towards teaching. Past performances include solo and chamber music performances across the U.S., Europe, and Israel. Her broad range of repertoire and stylistic knowledge enables her to present substantial works suitable to each student’s abilities and tastes, as well as to effectively demonstrate passagework requiring advanced technical and musical skill.
Piano. Undergraduate Diploma, Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv; M.M. and doctoral studies, Boston University